Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor was hospitalized overnight in Pittsburgh after a stabbing incident.
The violence that led to the stabbing occurred in Pryor’s Heinz Lofts apartment complex, WTAE reported. The former NFL wide receiver reportedly sustained stab wounds on the shoulder and chest.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Pryor was in a critical condition at the hospital. He underwent emergency surgery to treat the stab wounds to his chest and shoulder.
Former NFL WR Terrelle Pryor underwent surgery this morning and is in critical condition after being stabbed last night at his Pittsburgh apartment in the shoulder and chest, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 30, 2019
ESPN’s Jerry Fowler also reported that a source close to Pryor said he was expected to pull through. Pryor was placed under close observation after surgery. Several members of his family were by his side at the hospital while doctors monitored his progress.
A close family friend of Terrelle Pryor told me the family does expect Pryor to survive the stabbing, and that several family members are by his side post-surgery as doctors monitor his progress. We will be following the story this AM on @SportsCenter
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) November 30, 2019
TMZ learned from a witness that a friend drove Pryor to the hospital for treatment after the stabbing.
Police reportedly arrested and placed a woman in custody at Pittsburgh Police headquarters in connection with the incident, according to WTAE. Her role in the stabbing was unclear.
Police officers were seen at the scene of the crime on Saturday morning. Police investigators also visited the hospital where Pryor was being treated after the stabbing.
Who is Terrelle Pryor?
Terrelle Pryor, born on June 20, 1989, is an ex-Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback.
He attended Jeannette High School where he participated in athletics. He also played basketball, leading the Jeannette Jayhawks to win the WPIAL Championship and the Pennsylvania PIAA state basketball championship.
He played for Ohio State and won two Big Ten championships with the team
The collegiate standout began his career in the NFL in 2011 as an Oakland Raiders quarterback but later played for the Cleveland Browns as a wide receiver.
The Jacksonville Jaguars released him in September and he is currently a free agent.
Pryor has also played for the Washington Redskins, Buffalo Bills, and New York Jets.